GLSA 200605-12 Quake 3 engine based games: Buffer Overflow
Posted on: 05/10/2006 09:12 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Quake 3 engine based games: Buffer Overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200605-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Quake 3 engine based games: Buffer Overflow
Date: May 10, 2006
Bugs: #132377
ID: 200605-12

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Synopsis
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The Quake 3 engine has a vulnerability that could be exploited to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
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Quake 3 is a multiplayer first person shooter.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-fps/quake3-bin lt; 1.32c gt;= 1.32c
2 games-fps/rtcw lt; 1.41b gt;= 1.41b
3 games-fps/enemy-territory lt; 2.60b gt;= 2.60b
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3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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landser discovered a vulnerability within the "remapShader" command.
Due to a boundary handling error in "remapShader", there is a
possibility of a buffer overflow.

Impact
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An attacker could set up a malicious game server and entice users to
connect to it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the game user.

Workaround
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Do not connect to untrusted game servers.

Resolution
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All Quake 3 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-fps/quake3-bin-1.32c"

All RTCW users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-fps/rtcw-1.41b"

All Enemy Territory users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-fps/enemy-territory-2.60b"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2236
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2236

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200605-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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